A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

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Barbara Hall
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Series cast summary:
Téa Leoni ...  Elizabeth McCord 120 episodes, 2014-2019
Tim Daly ...  Henry McCord 120 episodes, 2014-2019
Erich Bergen ...  Blake Moran 120 episodes, 2014-2019
Zeljko Ivanek ...  Russell Jackson 120 episodes, 2014-2019
Wallis Currie-Wood ...  Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord / ... 118 episodes, 2014-2019
Patina Miller ...  Daisy Grant 116 episodes, 2014-2019
Evan Roe ...  Jason McCord 114 episodes, 2014-2019
Geoffrey Arend ...  Matt Mahoney 111 episodes, 2014-2019
Kathrine Herzer ...  Alison McCord 111 episodes, 2014-2019
Keith Carradine ...  President Conrad Dalton 105 episodes, 2014-2019
Sebastian Arcelus ...  Jay Whitman 99 episodes, 2014-2019
Bebe Neuwirth ...  Nadine Tolliver 71 episodes, 2014-2017
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A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

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Not politics as usual. (season 1) See more »

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Henry McCord talks about the book Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas in both the first and last episodes of the series. See more »

Crazy Credits

With Elizabeth McCord's assumption of the Presidency in the final season, the word Secretary" in the opening credits rotates to become "President". See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Madam Secretary S4 (2018) See more »

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Mild political drama with family and comedy elements.
1 October 2014 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

This is the fictional story of an ex-CIA analyst who now is a professor in a University and a wife and a mother of 3 teenagers. One day, her mentor in the agency, who now happens to be the president of the U.S. offers her (insisted more like it) the position of the secretary of state.

In the pilot episode we see her dealing with her first big crisis, 2 months after her appointment as the secretary.

The whole presentation of the show is soft and painless. Her 4-5 assistants add some comedy elements to the not-so-dramatic atmosphere while she is dealing with the crisis and at her home everything works like a clock with her clever kids and the supportive husband.

The star Tea Leoni (who serves also as a producer for the series, and it shows because of the favorable way her character is scripted) is doing her best, I guess, but it's hard not notice the results of some cosmetic surgery or botox, that make her face far less expressive than it should be.

I read some comments that compare this with the ...multiple award winning series The West Wing! Sorry no comparison at all. This is a mild political drama with (I'm afraid so) a very fragile future.


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21 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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